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Evaluation Of Need


If you are at university, or are planning on going this year, and you require evidence for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) application, then we can provide an Evaluation of Need remote assessment which will be accepted by the Student Loans Company (SLC). 

The Department of Education has confirmed that they are intending to extend acceptance of remote Evaluations of Need as evidence supporting applications for DSA up to and including 30 June 2021.  
To avoid a delay in you being able to access the support you need through DSA, the SLC has decided that DSA applicants, who do not already have a full diagnostic assessment for Specific Learning Difficulties, will temporarily be able to submit an Evaluation of Need and that this will be accepted as evidence of eligibility for DSA by the SLC.   

An Evaluation of Need report will provide results of your current attainment needs. This will include recommendations for reasonable adjustments, including examination arrangements. This will not include a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty.

For further details and to book an Evaluation of Need, please contact us.  As part of the Evaluation, we ask you to provide us with background information by completing the following documentation: 

• Student Dyslexia Screening Checklist (NB: If you would prefer a Word version to complete, please contact the Assessment Administration Team on [email protected]).

• If you are 18 years +: Adult Questionnaire
• If you are 16 – 18 years: Family Questionnaire


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